Genotropin is a type of synthetic growth hormone and is largely known by its common name. It can only be bought with a licensed prescription from a medical practitioner. It utilizes rDNA technology to induce growth in the human body. Children are often prescribed this drug when there is a deficiency in growth hormone secretion in their body. Though every child has a different growth rate, this deficiency can cause stunted growth in the muscular regions of the body and organ development. Apart from growth hormone deficiency, this drug is prescribed to those who have pituitary gland deficiency as well. It is important to know that the growth hormone should not be used on children once their growth plates have closed.
Doses and patterns
This drug is available in varying sizes of a variety of mg strengths. Common doses include Genotropin 5 mg, Genotropin 12 mg and certain treatment wise dosage patterns. Some known Genotropin side effects include a headache, nausea, rash and sore, joint pain and stiffness and certain cold symptoms. Likewise, Genotropin is not recommended for people who are suffering from any type of cancer or tumor growth. Also, patients with asthma and other respiratory diseases and diabetes should refrain from this drug. Also, when your doctor prescribes you these medicines notify him of your medical conditions. A certain family of drugs react in an adverse manner with Genotropin. Common reactions include drugs used for treating hypoadrenalism and some oral estrogen.
Genotropin is available in various forms including pills and mixers for intravenous shots. These forms usually come in 5mg and 12 mg forms and it is advised to take small doses in the beginning. Everybody is different and receptor abilities vary, so two individuals will have a different feeling upon taking this drug. The outcomes are also different so don’t be surprised if you have seen better results than the others. If you are unsure about the outcomes, consult your medical practitioner who has prescribed you the drug. He will be able to guide you better after careful examination of the human body. The results also differ in accordance with the height and weight and body mass index (BMI) of an individual. It is important to read the label of the drug for a better understanding of the content and dosage.
Genotropin should not be prescribed to children who suffer from Prader-Willi syndrome. This syndrome makes them overweight and obese and causes breathing trouble. Thus, known Genotropin side effects among children include mild signs of Type 1 Diabetes (Mellitus) and Type 2 Diabetes (Insipidus). It also induces weight loss and fat loss. Other effects include a decrease in thyroid activity and hormone production (hypothyroidism), Turner syndrome, idiopathic short stature (ISS) and small for gestational age (SGA). Consulting a medical practitioner for pre-examination is the need of the hour and as discussed earlier effects are subjective. So, don’t be surprised if the reactions to the drug usage occur differently.